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      Adult fee: $5, Children 12 and under free

      Grand Canyon of Texas

      The second largest canyon in the country lies in the heart of the Texas Panhandle. Visit Palo Duro Canyon State Park; experience the canyon's rugged beauty and enjoy its colorful history.

      Things to Do

      Explore the canyon by foot, mountain bike, horse or car. We have more than 30 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails. Camp, geocache, study nature or bird watch. During the summer, enjoy a performance of the outdoor musical drama TEXAS.

      Choose from campsites with water and electricity, primitive drive-up sites, equestrian sites, or backpack camping areas. Stay in one of three cabins on the canyon’s rim or four limited service cabins on the canyon floor. Rent our new pavilion for a wedding, reunion or meeting.

      Stop by the Visitor Center on the canyon rim to learn more about the park. The park store at the Visitor Center sells books, pottery, jewelry and more. Look for souvenirs, snacks and meals at The Trading Post on the canyon floor.

      Trails and backpack campsites may close during wet weather.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
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      Access Info:
      The park is located about 12 miles east of Canyon on State Highway 217. From Amarillo, take Interstate 27 south to State Highway 217, and go east eight miles.
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      Open on Sep 28, 2018

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #4,071
      State Ranking
      #72
      Trails
      25
      Total Distance
      55 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      13 miles
      Total Descent
      3,853 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,444 ft
      Total Vertical
      674 ft
      Reports
      14
      Photos
      11
      Ridden Counter
      378

      Photos of Palo Duro Canyon State Park Mountain Bike

      14 |
      Oct 11, 2018 @ 3:54pm
      Oct 11, 2018
      Givens, Spicer and Lowry Trail
      13 |
      Sep 22, 2018 @ 1:40pm
      Sep 22, 2018
      Rock Garden North, Newmarket
      trail: Kiowa
      12 |
      Jul 15, 2018 @ 9:57pm
      Jul 15, 2018
      Kiowa, Chandler
      12 |
      Jul 15, 2018 @ 9:56pm
      Jul 15, 2018
      North Commanche, Chandler
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      Videos of Palo Duro Canyon State Park Mountain Bike

      Palo Duro Canyon Texas: Rock Garden Trail Part 3
      29:31 | 75 | Feb 15, 2018 , Amarillo
      Rock Garden trail MTB POV - Palo Duro Canyon...
      4:44 | 79 | Feb 15, 2018 , Amarillo
      Palo Duro Canyon, Rock Garden Trail
      17:06 | 60 | Feb 15, 2018 , Amarillo
      Amarillo Yellowjackets Kiowa Trail MTB Ride...
      trail: Kiowa
      15:47 | 82 | Feb 15, 2018 , Amarillo
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